Catholic Social Teaching: It’s Time to End the Misrepresentations
Anthony Esolen, Crisis

I’m sick of hearing that Catholic teaching regarding sex and marriage is one thing, in that old-fashioned trinket box over there, while Catholic teaching regarding stewardship and our duties to the poor is another thing, on that marble pedestal over here.

‘No nativity scene will give up its ox and donkey’ but they don’t belong, Pope says
Estefania Aguirre, National Catholic Register

The Vatican has started construction on its annual nativity set in St. Peter’s Square, and the display is expected to include a few animals that may not have been at Jesus’ birth.

The Future of Marriage: Why “The Inevitable” Is Not Inevitable
Luis Tellez, Public Discourse

Public opinion, the methods and messaging of LGBT activists, and social reality all converge on a simple fact: marriage is worth fighting for and we can win.

Another Church Bombing in Nigeria Kills 11 People
Anugrah Kumar, Christian Post

Suspected suicide bombers from Islamist group Boko Haram detonated two cars laden with explosives at a Protestant church during Sunday morning service, killing at least 11 people and wounding 30 others in a major military establishment in northern Nigeria’s Kaduna State.